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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Why Not Tour A National Historical Landmark This Holiday?

A National Historic Landmark, Marble House is located at 596 Bellevue Ave., Newport, Rhode Island. Open daily and decorated for the holidays until January 4, 2009, this summer beach cottage is a favorite of Beach House Finds. The Newport Beach house was built between 1888 and 1892 for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, as a summer house, or "cottage", as Newporters called them. Marble House was a social and architectural landmark in Newport's legendary resort of opulent stone palaces. The cost of the house was reported to be $11 million, of which $7 million was spent on 500,000 cubic feet of marble. Upon its completion, Mr. Vanderbilt gave the house to his wife, Alva Vanderbilt a leading hostess in Newport society as a 39th birthday present.

On December 27, 2008 you can spend the Holiday Evening at The Breakers with a leisurely self-guided evening tour through the historical landmark as you enjoy live holiday music and holiday sweets, eggnog and cider.

Tickets are $25.00 for Adults and can be purchased online from
The Preservation Society of Newport County or at the Breakers.

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